Water and Wastewater Utility Operating Ratios – FY2013 Data

As part of the 2014 AE2S Nexus North Central Region Utility Rate Survey, participants were asked to report 2013 financial data such as rate revenue, non-rate operating revenue, operation and maintenance (O&M) expenses, debt service principal and interest payments, rate-funded capital, contributions to reserves, and depreciation. Based on the reported information, AE2S Nexus reviewed important … Read more

2015 North Central Utility Rate Survey to be Sent in First Quarter

The 14th Annual North Central Utility Rate Survey questionnaire will be sent out to utilities across the upper Midwest in early 2015. AE2S Nexus conducts the annual survey of water, wastewater, stormwater, and solid waste utility rates in Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. In all, 224 communities participated in the 2014 … Read more

Wisconsin DNR Streamlines Surface Water Grant Application Process

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently announced a new, streamlined application process including an online submission option that will make it easier for communities, nonprofit organizations, academic institutions, and waterfront property associations to pursue funds for a variety of water protection, management, and education grants. “DNR provides significant funding to encourage communities, nonprofits … Read more